Out of all your investments, one of the most valuable is your home. With proper planning and maintenance of the inside and outside of your home, you can protect your biggest investment. To help you decide whether you can complete home improvement projects on yourself or would require a professional, we’ve created this simple guide.
You can also use these tips if you are renting an apartment, just check with your landlord to see if he or she is okay with the remodelling. If you’re having a hard time with your rental home, consider the apartments for sale on McGrath and other real estate listings which currently have a number of affordable properties.
Home painting. Not only do quality paint and good brushes matter, but also the technique. You can either get inspiration from others how to mix and match colours and do paint strokes or simply hire a painter, whom by the way can finish the task in no time, and with great accuracy and skill. It will depend largely on your personal skill and confidence.
Kitchen update. There are many upgrades you can do on your kitchen alone. Consider changing the old cabinets or adding new doors. You can change kitchen tiles or drawers as well. You can update the kitchen fast without spending too much. Covering the countertop afresh will make the entire kitchen look brand new.
Cabinet hardware fixes. You can do this in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and on furniture pieces such as dressers and built-ins. This is quite simple and can be accomplished even by novices. All you need is a screwdriver.
Install new lighting or plumbing. Adding new faucets and light fixtures will significantly modernize a room, however, smaller changes can make a big difference too. For example, you can change your chandelier’s candle-shaped bulbs for round ones, which look modern. You can also change lampshade colors or cover an old one using a fabric remnant and hot glue.
Redo the entryway. The fastest thing you can do to instantly change the way you see your house is changing the look of the front door. If you can’t replace the front door, you can still paint it. Consider updating the light fixture, installing new house numbers and replacing the mailbox. If you have ample space, you can add potted plants as well.
Upgrade the bathroom. Adding a new shower curtain, rug and towel can instantly freshen the bathroom. You can also add new items to update its look, such as adding paintings or changing the vanity.
Enhance your outdoor space. Your options include adding a deck or patio or updating the one you already have. You can add low-voltage lighting and it’s an easy project too, plus you can supplement your outdoor space with landscaping.
Get rid of excess clutter and furniture. Most people think that remodeling means adding new items, but there are many creative ways to do remodeling. For example, you can just remove the extra sofas and other furniture that your family isn’t using.
Add wallpaper. A good paint alternative. Wallpapering your wall is a great way to create a pattern and renew any room in the home.